AquaBusiness Archive

Alternative sources of probiotics and prebiotics for tilapia culture sought

Recognizing the important application of probiotics in tilapia aquaculture, researchers led by Dr. Rosalie Rafael of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) will assess the potential use of probiotics and prebiotics from selected indigenous plants to lower the protein needs of Nile tilapia. Through the development of probiotics and prebiotics [&hellip

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S&T intervention develops bigger and more appealing red tilapia

The appealing color of red tilapia makes its slow recognition  as an important fish species for aquaculture. Coming from its name, red tilapia displays a range of pink to red color. Improved breed of red tilapia Farming of the said fish is limited, possibly because of the unavailability of quality fingerlings for stocking. The limited [&hellip

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Grow-out Production of Asian Catfish

Catfish is locally known as hito to Tagalogs, paltat to Ilocanos, pantat to Cebuanos and Ilonggos, and ito to Pampangeños. It is one of the most important freshwater food fishes not only in the Philippines, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Catfish culture requires less area, can tolerate poor water quality, as well as [&hellip

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Prolonging the Shelf-Life of Shrimp

A Japanese expert on shrimps from the Southeast Asia Fisheries and Development Center SEAFDEC) in Iloilo has conducted this experiment so as to prolong the life of shrimps even when packed for transporting. Results showed that 93% of the shrimps were still alive and could swim when placed in water. How to Prolong the Shelf-life [&hellip

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Expert Recommends Aquaponics for Urban Dwellers

Want to grow your own vegetables but don’t have much space? Aquaponics lets you do that and lets you raise fish too! An integration of aquaculture (raising fish in artificial environment) and hydroponics (growing vegetables without using soil), aquaponics is a system wherein naturally occurring bacteria converts fish wastes into fertilizer for the plants while [&hellip

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Feeding of Tilapia

Important points to be considered in feeding of tilapia Feeding Habits An understanding on the natural feeding of fish is important in order to produce: 1. An acceptable and nutritionally adequate diet. 2. A proper feeding regime is adopted to ensure optimal growth and survival of the fish Tilapias are also daytime and surface feeder. [&hellip

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Saving the country’s cheapest source of protein: Tamban

Torrential rains, floods, and blackouts may have been battering the city of Zamboanga but it did not dampen the spirit of the festivities of the Sardines Festival 2014. As a cue to the celebrations ahead of the day, the toll of wooden beaters on the gong and kulintang echoed clearly on the gymnasium of the [&hellip

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Hatchery production technology booms milkfish production

Milkfish, the second top aquaculture species produced in the country, has a swelling demand, hence the need to increase its production. Addressing this concern, the manual Development and Management of Milkfish Broodstock  tackles broodstock management. The manual provides developed and refined techniques for collection and transport of spawned eggs and larvae, as well as larval [&hellip

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Mussel farming made easy with bamboo tray module

Among the many forms of aquaculture here in the Philippines, mussel farming is one of those which is a very promising industry. Specifically in some areas in Samar, mussel farming is now in commercial scale, providing livelihood to fishermen and their families. Mussels can be marketed locally and globally and their production requires minimum capital [&hellip

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Biofloc technology to reduce risk of diseases and enhance nutrition in shrimp farms

Farmed shrimps is an important foreign exchange earner. The Philippines is the 6th largest producer of shrimps with annual production of about 50,000 metric tons (mt). However, outbreak of diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Hypodermic Haematopoetic Infectious Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV), and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) has slumped the [&hellip

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